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Black Squirrel Half Marathon

September 9, 2023

Bellvue, CO

The Black Squirrel Half Marathon in Bellvue, Colorado is the perfect way to challenge yourself and explore the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Join us on 9 September, 2023 for an unforgettable experience!
The Black Squirrel Half Marathon in Bellvue, Colorado is the perfect way to challenge yourself and explore the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Join us on 9 September, 2023 for an unforgettable experience!
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About The Black Squirrel Half Marathon

The Black Squirrel Half Marathon in Bellvue, Colorado on 9 September, 2023 is a great race for experienced runners and beginners alike. The route winds through the beautiful scenery of the area with views of mountains, rivers, and lush forests.

The course starts off at an elevation of 5400ft (1646m) near the town center and climbs slightly as it follows along Hwy 287 for about 3 miles before turning onto some backroads that take you up to 6500ft (1981m). From here you will have spectacular views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains while running through small towns and farmland. After winding around for another 10 miles or so you’ll finish back near downtown Bellvue.

September in this region brings warm days with temperatures typically ranging from 60- 75 degrees F (15-24 Celsius). It can get quite windy though so be prepared for gusts coming out of nowhere! Rain isn’t very common but storms often come through during late summer so watch out for lightning if there are clouds in the sky.

Expect large crowds on race day as this event is popular among locals as well as travelers who come to experience all that Colorado has to offer. People show up early to cheer on friends and family members throughout their run while enjoying local vendors set up at each mile marker who provide food, drinks, entertainment, music etc…
There’s also a post-race celebration afterwards where everyone can mingle and share stories about their experience over food & drinks – it’s always a blast!

This half marathon has something special waiting at the end too – all participants receive an exclusive “Black Squirrel Finisher Medal” which features artwork unique to this event only! It makes finishing even more rewarding knowing that not just anyone can get one these medals – only those brave enough to complete 13+ miles in beautiful Bellvue!